CU Scarborough student sowing seeds of success at agricultural firm
Monday 22 February 2021
A CU Scarborough student has sown the seeds of success in the business world by securing a job at an agricultural technology firm before he has even finished his course.
PBS International visited the Coventry University Group campus to make a direct pitch to students when they were looking to fill a newly-created part-time commercial executive role.
Third year business management student Morgan Sunderland impressed, and is now applying skills developed during his studies to make an impact on the growth of the Scarborough-based firm. PBS International applies technology to support plant breeders and seed producers around the world, exporting to more than 35 countries.
In this role Morgan is contributing to international sales, business development and product innovation as well as marketing, PR, social media, internal communication and collaborative working. Morgan said:
I’m really enjoying my role at PBS International, it’s a fantastic company to work for. The position is both interesting and challenging, and I’ve already learnt a lot in such a short space of time.
The experience I’m gaining will not only help me through my final year, but also as I progress in my career after graduation.
Rob Coy, commercial manager at PBS International, said:
We have been looking at a number of different ways to bring new people into the business and we have some great talent around us in Scarborough.
We decided to create a flexible position to support students in the area as part of our business growth plans.
Despite the pandemic, we’ve managed to sustain a good level of business so are in a strong position.
It is excellent to welcome Morgan to PBS International, he has some excellent skills and has already integrated into the team well.
We look forward to continuing to work with CU Scarborough and its students in the future.
Clare Garrick, Head of Curriculum for Business, Law & Creative Industries at CU Scarborough said:
We look forward to continuing to work with CU Scarborough and its students in the future. This is a hugely exciting opportunity for Morgan and demonstrates the high calibre of students we have at CU Scarborough.
Morgan is incredibly talented and I know he will be extremely successful in his role at PBS International.
This is the first company we have welcomed to pitch a role to our business management students, and it is excellent to build this relationship with a high-profile Scarborough business.
We want to build on this and create more partnerships with local companies that will benefit our students, graduates and businesses across the Yorkshire coast.
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